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Exodus 3 - NIV

11 But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?”

12 And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you[a] will worship God on this mountain.”

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “ I am who I am.[b] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘ I am has sent me to you.’”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord,[c] the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever,
the name you shall call me
from generation to generation.

16 “Go, assemble the elders of Israel and say to them, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob—appeared to me and said: I have watched over you and have seen what has been done to you in Egypt.

17 And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites—a land flowing with milk and honey.’


a. Exodus 3:12 The Hebrew is plural.
b. Exodus 3:14 Or I will be what I will be
c. Exodus 3:15 The Hebrew for Lord sounds like and may be related to the Hebrew for I am in verse 14.

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Ron Tuit avatar
Exodus: “The History of the Redeemed: The Burning Bush”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Sep, 2016
Summary: The appearing of God to Moses points to the coming of Jesus in the flesh 1500 years later. The giving of God's Name continues the revelation of God's nature and character to redeem sinful mankind.
Brandon Vernoy avatar
Shared by: Brandon Vernoy on Jul, 2016
Summary: I AM is a complete statement when made by God, but how about us? What do we add to that statement when describing ourselves? Is it accurate? Is it honest?
Series: Unqualified
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 3:13-14
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,340
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Did You Receive the Message? / The Burning Bush
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2016
Summary: Are you paying attention to the "burning bushes" that God has placed in your life? They are God's way of tapping us on the shoulder so that we will "take notice" to listen to what he has to say.
based on 32 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 8,547
bala samson avatar
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2015
Summary: God today looks at each one of you and says, ‘ I AM WHO I AM!’ The God of Moses is with you! Fear not! Despair not! Worry not!
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
On a First Name Basis
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct, 2015
Summary: Israel is in slavery and calls for help. God calls Moses to bring release.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 191
Troy Borst avatar
Ego Sum Qui Sum
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jul, 2015
Summary: It is a special name reserved for God that at the same time encapsulates Who He is and also describes our ability NOT to define Him. Our God is Eternal. Our God is Uncaused. Our God is Unconditioned. Our God is Independent. Our God is...
Series: The 3:16s
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Homilies and the Joy of the Gospel
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jul, 2015
Summary: "The homily takes up once more the dialogue which the Lord has already established with his people. "
Scripture: Exodus 3:13-20
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 188
Ernie Arnold avatar
Without God's Fire, It's Only A Bush
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Jun, 2015
Summary: Using Exodus three we see that his blackberry bush - 1. Becomes God's Dwelling Place. 2. Becomes God's mouthpiece 3. Becomes God's place of purity and transformation and 4. Becomes God's Everlasting Witness
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-12
Denomination: *other
Views: 7,385
Jeff Strite avatar
Servant Of Freedom
Shared by: Jeff Strite on May, 2015
Summary: Moses was sent by God to free His people from slavery and he is a model for us who are sent by God to free people from their slavery of sin. What can we learn from what God gave Moses for his task and how can we use those tools effectively?
Rev. Randy Barker avatar
Shared by: Rev. Randy Barker on Jan, 2015
Summary: I AM THAT I AM
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 2,328
Paul Basehore avatar
Jehovah - I AM
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Jan, 2015
Summary: Yes, God has names. Specific, beautiful, matchless names. We start the series with the name He uses to introduce Himself -- "I AM".
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,592
John Shearhart avatar
Exodus 3:11-22
Shared by: John Shearhart on Aug, 2014
Summary: God sends Moses to Pharaoh to show his “I AM” power in saving Israel.
Scripture: Exodus 3:11-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 714
Charlie Roberts avatar
He Is..Oh Yes He Is
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Aug, 2014
Summary: The Great God Almighty, declares to you this day, “ He is...everything that you will ever need, no matter what it is and there are no exceptions.
Rick Boyne avatar
The Great I Am
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Jul, 2014
Summary: Jesus is fully God and has always existed, since before the beginning.
Scripture: Exodus 3:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 539
Christian Cheong avatar
When God Calls
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2014
Summary: Moses came up with four reasons why he was not the man for the job God has for him. They are questions of identity, credibility, faith and ability. God took extra length to convince him. God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-14
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 775
Michael Deutsch avatar
The Chatterbox - Week 2
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2014
Summary: A 6 week look from the book, To Crash the Chatterbox from Steve Furtick. A look at how to crash the destructive noises satan places in our heart, spirit and mind.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 827
Don Emmitte avatar
Who Am I?
Shared by: Don Emmitte on May, 2014
Summary: The question "Who am I?" represents an inner need that many of us develop through the discouraging and difficult experiences of life. The traumatic experiences of all of our lives take their toll on our confidence and self-esteem.
Mitchell Leonard avatar
Shared by: Mitchell Leonard on Mar, 2014
Steve Malone avatar
Shared by: Steve Malone on Jan, 2014
Summary: The Story chapter 4 'Deliverance'
Series: The Story
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-15
Views: 1,399
Miles Mc Pherson avatar
Who Is Jesus Really? Part 2
Shared by: Miles Mc Pherson on Dec, 2013
Summary: This series is designed to help you identify and understand who Christ is as the Bible says.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-14
Views: 2,053
David Henderson avatar
"Beating around the Bush"
Shared by: David Henderson on Sep, 2013
Summary: We fast forward now and Moses enters on the scene again at the age of 40. He was perhaps one of the most unlikely candidates for leadership that we find in the OT.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 843
Gordon Weatherby avatar
When God Called Moses
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on May, 2013
Summary: God gave Moses a call to serve him at a time when Moses's schedule was busy, His situation was bleak, and his previous efforts for service had been barren.
Scripture: Exodus 3:1-12
Views: 1,757
Gordon Weatherby avatar
The God Who Acts
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on May, 2013
Summary: God called Moses to not only deliver the people from bondage, but also to reintroduce them to God. He reveals himself to Moses as a God who is known by his name, his relationships, and his promises.
Charlie Roberts avatar
Gods Not Enough, "He’s Way too Much"
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Mar, 2013
Summary: Ain’t nobody ever gonna Love you the way that God Loves you! Somebody ought to be given God a shout up in this place! Praise God!
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 3:14
Views: 2,750
Rick Boyne avatar
The Name of God
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Mar, 2013
Summary: God wants us to know Him intimately.
Scripture: Exodus 3:12-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,150
Greg Thompson avatar
No Excuses
Shared by: Greg Thompson on Mar, 2013
Summary: No more excuses for doing what God has called you to do!
Scripture: Exodus 3:11-4:14
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 926
Greg Carr avatar
Stop Making Excuses
Shared by: Greg Carr on Jan, 2013
Summary: The final sermon in the Impact Minded series. Moses gave five excuses to God as to why he could not do what God called him to do. People today come up with all sorts of excuses as to why they can't make an impact. It is time to stop making excuses.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Exodus 3:11-4:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,324
Curry Pikkaart avatar
Treasuring God's Miracles
Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Dec, 2012
Summary: Exodus 3& 4 are all about an amazing encounter with a persistent, awesome miracle-working God. But just what can we learn about this God?
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Grace And Peace To You
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Nov, 2012
Summary: "Grace and peace to you ..." Eighteen times we hear this exact greeting or a variation in the pages of the New Testament. Why is this the favored greeting of the apostles?
based on 96 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 21,556
David Henderson avatar
Beating Around the Bush
Shared by: David Henderson on Aug, 2012
Summary: I remember clearly a time in my life when I had gotten to a point where God was speaking to me about making some major changes in my life and ministry. God was about to do something new in my life and the details were not very clear for me. Can anyone i